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Fruited Tuna Salad Pitas Recipe
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Fruited Tuna Salad Pitas Recipe

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One bite, and you'll swear you're at a restaurant. This bistro-worthy recipe is simple to prepare, yet special enough for lunch guests. —Shelly Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 can (12 ounces) white water-packed tuna, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole wheat pita breads (6 inches)
  • 2-3/4 cups alfalfa sprouts

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves equals 640 calories, 34 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 899 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise and honey. Stir in the tuna, oranges, apple, pecans, celery, cranberries and salt. Serve on pita breads with sprouts. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Fruited Tuna Salad Pitas in Simple & Delicious May 2010, p30

Nutritional Facts

2 filled pita halves equals 640 calories, 34 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 899 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

This was really good I make it at least twice a week in summer. Sometimes when I don't have tuna or for those who do not like tuna I use chicken it is always very good just the right combination of fruit and tuna/chicken canned chunk chicken works wonderful.

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

This was very good. Nice light dressing. Good combination of ingredients. I did not use pecans (wife allergy), or sprouts (do not like). I found the mixture "runny". I drained the oranges and tuna. May have to try drying oranges with paper towels. Will definitely make again...great summer dish.

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

these are excellent for a quick dinner or lunch. if I make them the day before, I pack the tuna salad and pitas (or whole wheat tortillas!) separately so the wrap doesn't get soggy. definitely making again - this weekend in fact! :)

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

Made it to share at a covered dish gathering and everyone liked it. Served it on lettuce. Skipped the sprouts (didn't have on hand.) Excellent.

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

pwatts

No rating since I have not tried it. Just a question: Is the nutrition information accurate on this recipe. The calories and fat grams per serving seem very high to me. Is there somewhere I can go to learn how to compute the information for myself?

Hi Pwatts,

Believe it or not - there is 180 calories in 2 Tbsp of full fat mayonnaise (which is what is in each sandwich, roughly) and 170 calories in your average 6" whole wheat pita.  That gives you 350 calories before you ever get to the goodness of the sandwich!  You can absolutely substitute lower fat and lower calorie ingredients to make this recipe lighter though without sacrificing the goodness.

Sue

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